First up was the Parque das Aves, or Bird Park.
Needless to say, there were TONS of birds, particularly of the tropical variety like macaws and toucans. Many were located in aviaries so you could walk among them. You could also try and touch them, but I saw a toucan bite a little kid, so you should probably keep your fingers to yourself.
|A tantalizing Toco Toucan taking to the skies.|
|Another Toco Toucan, in a second aviary|
|A Green-billed Toucan|
|A Golden Parakeet, preening its feathers|
|A Scarlet Macaw (I think, though some had a few yellow and others had a few green feathers) and unidentified green parrot|
|A Blue-and-Yellow Macaw|
Of course, birds weren't the only attraction. You also have some reptiles:
|Turtles and alligators|
The last aviary was full of macaws and parrots. Here's a very short video I made there:
|Part of the Iguazu Falls|
|Another part of the falls|
|Yet another (and really impressive) part of the falls|
|The Absolute Best View of the Iguazu Falls you can get. This is the view into the Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat). You get to see part of it from above in Argentina, but Brazil does get the better view.|
|Sunset! Venus! Jupiter! The Moon! A great shot, in my opinion, while traveling back from Foz do Iguaçu to Montevideo (hence, we are probably seeing an Argentinian city on the bottom).|
The EarthSky website had an article about this alignment. If the sky had been darker, I would have also captured the Pleiades a bit beyond Venus in this picture.